Super Lice! What They Are, How to Kill Them, and How to Prevent Them
Super lice is spreading… Discover if you have super lice and how to kill them.
Do you want to kill lice or GET RID OF LICE???
Because there’s a big difference! Killing lice today, does NOT get rid of lice. If you focus all of your energy on killing lice bugs, you will NEVER get rid of lice!
When you have lice you have 2 problems, lice bugs, and lice eggs. Often people focus all of their attention on lice bugs, but neglect the much bigger problem- LICE EGGS! Those eggs are full of little lice bugs, just waiting to hatch and start this whole lice cycle all over again! That’s why you keep getting lice back!
There’s no lice treatment or home remedy out there that kills lice eggs, except the technique I use.
It’s the only thing guaranteed to get rid of lice in ONE DAY, without any retreatments, because it kills all of the lice bugs and lice eggs. If you plan on using a home remedy and store-bought lice treatment you can get rid of lice, but you should plan on it taking about 3 weeks and multiple treatments.
What is Super Lice?
Super lice is a mutant strain of head lice spreading throughout the world, particularly in the US and Canada. A recent study of lice in the United States testing 48 states (all except WV and AK) found that 98% of head lice had this “super lice” mutation. This mutation makes these lice and their lice eggs extremely resistant to most over-the-counter products and prescription lice treatments. Treatments that were effective against lice 20+ years ago will simply not kill super lice. The super lice mutation is not visible to the eye, so these drug-resistant lice look the same as regular lice. However, if you have tried traditional lice treatments and the lice has returned quickly, you are likely dealing with a super lice infestation.
Parents around the world are all asking me the same question….
Why Is It So Hard to Get Rid of Lice?
Lice have become immune to everything that used to work in the past. Perhaps you remember your mom using a typical lice treatment and that doing the trick. The new strain of head lice is no longer killed by those treatments, that’s why lice today are termed by people, “super lice.” They aren’t SUPER because they can fly, they’re called SUPER LICE, because they can’t be eliminated with treatments that used to work.
That’s why lice experts like myself DO NOT use lice treatments. I’ve cured thousands of people of lice without lice treatments and instead of retreating a million times, they get rid of lice permanently in ONE DAY! You can learn more about the technique I use here.
Most people with lice are stuck in what I term the “never-ending lice cycle” that looks like this…
You discover lice, you spend hours treating, nit-picking, house cleaning etc.
You think it’s gone for a few weeks…
But, then it’s back again!
Sound familiar? This cycle will repeat over and over again until you change what you’re doing. Perhaps that’s why you’re researching Super Lice because nothing is working for you.
What Does Super Lice Look Like?
Super lice look the same as regular lice in appearance and size. The defining characteristics of both super lice and regular lice are:
- Six legs attached to upper ⅓ of body, not to large abdomen
- No wings
- Tan to brown (often translucent) body, darker body as they get older and after they die
- Black stomach/intestines visible through translucent body (larger after feeding)
- Tapered/claw-like legs
Here is a picture that is not so close up so you can compare the lice bug to the size of a finger.
How Do You Know If You Have Super Lice?
Regular head lice and super lice look exactly the same, so there’s just no way to know if you have super lice by only looking. The best way to know for sure if you have super lice is to try one of these over-the-counter treatments. If you have tried traditional lice treatments and your lice keeps coming back (or never goes away), you almost certainly have super lice.
Name brand and generic treatments with pesticides as their “lice killing” ingredient do not kill super lice or their eggs. To make matters worse, “prescription” lice treatments use these same pesticides, just in larger doses or for longer periods of time.
Recent studies show that up to 98% of lice/super lice are now resistant to over-the-counter and prescription treatments.
Unfortunately, these pesticide products are heavily advertised and recommended by folks without a lot of hands-on lice knowledge. These products were indeed effective thirty years ago, but since lice have evolved, they are no longer useful for killing these super lice. Save yourself time, money, and headache, and don’t use them.
How to Get Rid of SUPER Lice Fast!
Many people struggle with lice for a very long time before finally getting rid of it, if you want to speed up the process then take some advice from others who have been in your situation. Here’s what Sarah did that finally helped her get rid of lice for good.
The MyLiceAdvice Video Series promises 3 things:
- You’ll get rid of lice fast! (In ONE DAY)
- You’ll get rid of lice permanently (meaning it’s not going to come back a few weeks later)
- And, you’ll gain all of the knowledge and skills you need to prevent a lice infestation like this from happening ever again!
What About Prescriptions for Super Lice?
Most prescription lice treatments use pesticides similar to the ones you’d find in over-the-counter treatments. They just have larger doses of the pesticides or you’re supposed to keep them on for longer periods of time.
Since super lice are resistant to pesticides, it doesn’t matter how high the dose or how long you leave them on. They won’t work to get rid of lice!
I would never waste time or money on a prescription lice treatment on my own children or recommend one to you.
Are there Home Remedies for Super Lice?
Surprisingly, most home remedies are more effective against super lice than pesticide lice treatments will be. However, none of them kill super lice eggs. Home remedies will not kill any lice eggs period, so if you were to use one, you would need to RETREAT RETREAT RETREAT for WEEKS. Remember, if you do not remove super lice eggs from your hair, you will go around and around with super lice. Here is a 3-week plan to get rid of lice with a home remedy...
3 Week Plan To Get Rid of Lice
Obviously this is not the regime I use, because I get rid of lice in one day, but it is possible to get rid of lice without my technique, but prepare for it taking you a VERY LONG TIME. But, many people struggle with lice for weeks, months, or years, trying one lice treatment and home remedy after another and I don’t want that to be your story, so let me get you on the right track...
If you're going to get rid of lice using a home remedy, then plan on being extremely disciplined and focused on retreating, combing, and nit-picking for at least 3 weeks.
Even the best home remedies and lice treatments do not kill all lice. They only kill the weakest lice, leaving the strongest lice live on, breed with one another, and create even stronger lice! (Gross I know). Also, although many lice eggs hatch in 1-2 weeks, different studies have shown that lice eggs can hatch anywhere between 4 days and 21 days, depending on the temperature and other factors. So, you'll need to keep retreating every 5 days to ensure that you kill lice bugs as they hatch, before they can start laying eggs of their own.
To give yourself the best chances of getting rid of lice you need to be obsessive for 3 weeks.
Here's what you'd do:
Today: Treat with a home remedy that kills some of the lice like the ones in this article. Comb with a lice comb or nit-pick, and try to remove as many lice eggs as possible. Do house cleaning that I recommend in the House Cleaning - Everything You Need to Know to Get Rid of Lice in Your House.
Day 5: Retreat with a home remedy or treatment that kills most lice and comb with a lice comb or nit-pick and try to remove as many lice eggs as possible. Do house cleaning that I recommend in the House Cleaning - Everything You Need to Know to Get Rid of Lice in Your House.
Day 10: Retreat with a home remedy or treatment that kills most lice and comb with a lice comb or nit-pick and try to remove as many lice eggs as possible. Do house cleaning that I recommend in the House Cleaning - Everything You Need to Know to Get Rid of Lice in Your House.
Day 15: Retreat with a home remedy or treatment that kills most lice and comb with a lice comb or nit-pick and try to remove as many lice eggs as possible. Do house cleaning that I recommend in the House Cleaning - Everything You Need to Know to Get Rid of Lice in Your House.
Day 20: Retreat with a home remedy or treatment that kills most lice and comb with a lice comb or nit-pick and try to remove as many lice eggs as possible. Do house cleaning that I recommend in the House Cleaning - Everything You Need to Know to Get Rid of Lice in Your House.
This is what my treatment plan looks like:
Today: Kill all lice and lice eggs
Never get lice again for the rest of your life.
Learn how my treatment plan works in this article.
How Do You Get Super Lice?
Super lice and regular lice are spread in the same way. At least 90% of head lice and super lice spread directly from one head to another, NOT from inanimate objects. Lice move effortlessly through hair, but struggle on most other surfaces.
Super lice don’t fly or jump like other insects, but they crawl very quickly in hair. They hang onto one hair strand and can quickly move to another.
When two people’s heads (and hair) touch, that’s when lice make their big move from one head to another.
Lice can be passed from inanimate objects as well, usually objects that are in contact with hair frequently, such as brushes, hair accessories, hats, jackets, and clothing.
How Do I Prevent Getting Super Lice?
Three main principles for lice prevention are:
- Avoid head to head contact, such as long hugs, sleeping in the same bed, putting your head on others’ shoulders, whispering in someone’s ear, looking at tablet/phones with heads touching, and selfies.
- Avoid sharing things that come in contact with hair, such as brushes, combs, hair accessories, hats, jackets, clothing, etc.
- Make your hair undesirable to lice by using a lice prevention spray or lice prevention shampoo every day.